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MTEL Announcements

Sign Up for 2020 MTEL Workshops

Click View FULL Calendar below for a list of Cambridge College workshops by month. To sign up for a workshop, click here. Once minimum enrollment is reached, you'll receive an email to submit the $50 payment & confirm your seat. 

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Some February workshops have been rescheduled:

Communication & Literacy is rescheduled for 3/7 & 3/15 (9a-3p) in Springfield & by zoom. Click above to sign up.

FREE General Curriculum is rescheduled for 2/18 & 2/25 (6:30pm-8:30pm) at Emmanuel College. To register, email (do not use sign up sheet above)

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More students selected for Vouchers Updated 2/14/20. The School of Education has received a limited number of MTEL vouchers that were not used. We are continuing with random selection of students who applied, until we have all vouchers. If you are selected, you will receive a message to your college email with information on requirements to obtain the voucher. Students must follow the requirements or forfeit their voucher.



2020 MTEL Resources

Cambridge College Free MTEL Resources (ESL support is listed in pink letters)

Intro to Communication & Literacy:  Test-taking Skills Workshop   

This workshop is a great starting point for students preparing to take the MTEL. It helps students understand the format of the test and teaches general test-taking strategies, study tips, & practice questions. Students can attend in person or by ZOOM. Click MTEL calendar above for upcoming dates.


Self-Paced Learning:  The CELT ( offers FREE reading and writing software to improve students’ reading and writing skills. When used consistently, this software helps increase students’ MTEL scores.


Tutoring:  The CELT also offers free one-on-one tutoring to help students prepare for Communication and Literacy. To find & schedule a tutor, log into Starfish from MyCC Home Page and select “Services”- “Boston Academic Success Center”. For ESL support, select tutor Kathleen Hartnett.


Cambridge College Online Library has MTEL test prep books in almost every subject area. These books include study information and practice tests, and are free for students. Log into MyCC (library>Cambridge College Online Library) and search for MTEL. For General Curriculum tests, check out the book “What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know.”


Additional free Resources:

  • Some Public School Districts offer free workshops to employees. Contact your union representative for information.
  • Emmanuel College offers a few free workshops to Cambridge College students each year. Workshops will be posted in the Announcements section as they become available.  
  • The MTEL website has free MTEL resources including test guides, practice tests, and prep videos: (click Prepare)

Paid MTEL resources

  • Cambridge College offers in-depth 2-day workshops in Communication & Literacy, General Curriculum, & Foundations of Reading for $50. These workshops are available in person or by zoom. Students who attend by zoom must log in at the specified time to participate in discussion and assignments. Click MTEL Full calendar for dates and register using the sign-up sheet above. If you are looking for our ESL workshop and do not see it listed, please submit a request by filling out the sign-up sheet.
  • ETI offers MTEL classes for about $300 (including ESL), but they guarantee to support you until you pass. You can register at   
  • GOHAcademy offers MTEL workshops and practice tests for several MTELs, including ESL. Classes cost approximately $250-$600. Register at
  • North Essex Community College offers online MTEL courses for $100 (including ESL). Click here for more information.
  • offers membership to access videos, flash cards, practice tests, and test guides for several MTELs. Try the service free for 30 days.
  • The Dept. of Ed ( provides a list of MTEL courses offered by local colleges and universities. Type "Test Preparation Courses" in the search box of the DOE website to view the list. Cambridge College does not endorse courses on this list.




This is a DESE practice test for the MTEL C&L reading test.  This is a good place to start if you are planning to take that test. 

(.pdf, 236K)

This is a DESE practice test for the MTEL C&L reading test.  This is a good place to start if you are planning to take that test. 

(.pdf, 350K)

Use this document to learn what MTELs you'll need to take in order to complete your degree in licensure.

(.docx, 15K)